1) OSU to land the Boren brother trifecta? Yes, it appears so. Ken Gordon announced via Twitter today that offensive lineman Jacoby Boren (Class of 2012) could commit as early as next week. Boren, the younger brother of Justin and Zach, apparently possesses the same attitude as the rest of the family. Despite only being 6-2 270 pounds, he's tough and destroys people. Would you expect any less? The best part is that we can celebrate this on Michigan week. Thanks Rich for turning a Wolverine family legacy to the Buckeyes!
2) Well Gordon Gee just put a bullseye on the back of the Buckeyes. In an interview with the Associated Press he decided to say that TCU and Boise State haven't played a tough enough schedule and don't deserve to play in the national championship game.
"Well, I don't know enough about the Xs and Os of college football," said Gee, formerly the president at West Virginia, Colorado, Brown and Vanderbilt universities. "I do know, having been both a Southeastern Conference president and a Big Ten president, that it's like murderer's row every week for these schools. We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day."
Of course the media is eating this whole thing up, and Twitter has exploded with lots of harsh criticism. It's hard to blame them. While I do agree that Boise State and TCU would struggle making it through the Big Ten year in and year out, it's not exactly like OSU has played an overly tough schedule this year. Not only that but it just reflects poorly on the school, especially coming from someone who knows so little about college football (as he claimed himself). He later states in the interview that he favors the current BCS over a playoff system, which is completely contradictory. Gee, don't complain about Boise and TCU if you like the system, and please leave the football interviews to Tressel!
4) My favorite quote of the week so far comes from Denard Robinson:
"I think our defense is one of the best defenses in the country," he said. "I don't care what nobody says."
Besides the fact that he needs to work greatly on his grammer, he needs to take a glance at the stat sheet. Michigan's defense is about as bad a they come. Michael Rosenberg points out that Denard is doing this to be a great teammate and endear those around him (lots of feelings stuff), because I guess he doesn't have a lot else to write about. Does anyone really care, the Wolverines couldn't stop a good high school team!
5) Speaking of that defense, my favorite statistic of the week comes thanks to Dave Revsine over at the Big Ten Network:
"369: Michigan has given up a school record 369 points this season. That eclipses the mark of 347, set in Rich Rodriguez’s first season in 2008. They allowed 330 points last year. Before Rodriguez’s arrival, Michigan had never given up more than 279 points in a season."
6) If taking on a much better Buckeye team wasn't enough for the Wolverines, they have decided to take on Buckeye legends. Cornerback James Rodgers apparently didn't like Chris Speilman's truthful words about Jordan Kovacs, and he's letting the Twitterverse know about it!
7) Finally, you have to check out Dane Sanzenbacher's take on "The Decision."